1½ kg (3 lb) chicken
salt, to taste
2 cups cooked, mature breadfruit
2 Tbl cooking oil
1 piece garlic, finely chopped (optional)
2 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp grated citrus rind
2 Tbl parsley, chopped (optional)
Butter or margarine

Rub chicken well with salt. Mash the breadfruit. Fry the onion and garlic in the oil. When cooked, mix it with the mashed breadfruit. Stir grated lemon rind and lemon juice into breadfruit mixture with 1 tsp salt and parsley.

Place mixture inside chicken. Sew up the end with cotton. Rub chicken with lemon, and then butter. Put in a covered baking dish with ¼ cup water in bottom.

Cook in a moderate oven (180ºC or 350ºF) for 1 hour. Remove cover, baste, and brown for about 30 minutes.

Remove the cotton and serve.

South Pacific Commission

DATE: May 1985

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